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Daily Archives: February 17, 2015

ST. KITTS-NEVIS: Opposition alliance unseats four-term Denzil Douglas administration

(AP).-An alliance of three opposition parties won parliamentary elections in St. Kitts and Nevis, denying the former governing party and its prime minister a fifth consecutive term in power, officials said Tuesday. Outgoing Prime Minister Denzil Douglas conceded defeat late Tuesday afternoon, extending his congratulations to the Team Unity coalition led by Timothy Harris, a former minister in his Cabinet. ...

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UG students demand lecturers end strike; contemplate legal action

The University of Guyana Students Society (UGSS) on Tuesday demanded that lecturers end a month-long strike and resume pay negotiations or legal action could be taken. Representatives of the UGSS declined to divulge the grounds for planned legal action, but the UGSS Representative on the Council, Elsie Harry said the students’ legitimate expectation for classes has not been met. “With ...

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Guyana on measles alert

The Ministry of Health has intensified efforts to prevent the reintroduction of measles into Guyana following the outbreak of this infectious disease in the United States of America and other parts of the world. Indigenous Measles and Rubella were eliminated from Guyana and the Region of the Americas in 2002 and 2009 respectively, but remained endemic in some WHO regions. ...

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PPP hints at two-pronged strategy to counter coalition

The incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Tuesday suggested that Guyanese might continue to vote along racial lines and that the Alliance For Change would be decimated at the upcoming elections because it has teamed up with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), “I think the AFC has signed their death warrant meaning they are quite likely to be ...

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Man commits suicide after chopping wife

A man chopped his wife severely before committing suicide at their Corentyne home, police said. The woman, 50-year old Totmattie Juianand, was chopped about her body. Police said she was rushed to the New Amsterdam Hospital where she has been admitted. Her husband, 58-years old Deonarine Juinanand, was later found hanging from the ceiling in his home. He was pronounced ...

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Man severely burnt in fuel tanker explosion

A man was severely burnt Monday morning during an explosion of a fuel tanker that he was inside servicing, according to well-placed sources. He is 28-years old Charles “Junior” Allen of Bel Air Village, Greater Georgetown. The incident occurred at Herstelling, East Bank Demerara about 9 AM. Allen was rescued by colleagues and rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation ...

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